Book Review: George Sheehan on Running to Win

I enjoyed reading this book, although perhaps not as much as I enjoyed reading Sheehan’s earlier book “Running and Being.”  This book repeated some of the same themes as the earlier book, but added a bit more perspective as Sheehan was older when writing this book.  Some of the points I enjoyed unique to this book included:

  • His ideas and definition of heroism — beginning with resisting the usual and habitual;
  • His unique insight and thoughts of the movie Chariots of Fire;
  • The cause and effect of the runner’s high; and
  • Reaching and delaing with the point in life of no longer being able to run.

As with his earlier book, I would recommend this book to the serious runner.


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